PlayStation 5 Pro Version

How to Fix PS5 ‘Pausing Game in 15 Minutes’ Error

Ps5‘s “Pausing game in 15 minutes” error message that appears as a notification can be a real nuisance. Leave it long enough and it will change to “Pause game in 5 minutes”, eventually forcing the game to stop when the time is up. Fortunately, there are solutions to help fix this problem. Here’s how to fix the PS5 error “Pausing the game in 15 minutes”.

Fixed “Pause game in 15 minutes” bug on PS5

To fix the PS5 “Pausing game in 15 minutes” error, users should:

  • First, make sure PlayStation Network is working properly.
    • Check the current PSN status here.
    • Note: It may take a few minutes for new issues to be recognized.
  • Restore the licenses of the games you own.
    • Go to Settings > Users & Accounts > Other > Restore Licenses.
    • This may take several minutes, depending on how many games you have in your library.
  • Set PS5 as the primary console to enable offline play.
    • Go to Settings > Users & Accounts > Other > Console Sharing & Offline Play > Enable.
    • By enabling this setting, servers will not have to check the game license every 15 minutes and users will be able to play offline with full access to their games.

For more helpful PS How guides, here’s how to get PS5 beta firmware by Feb 2023. And here’s how to fix echo on PS5 microphone.

Brent Dubin
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